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Caramelized Grape & Chickpea Salad

25 min



10 ingredients or less

Don’t let the simplicity of this recipe fool you, this salad is a favour bomb! A bright, citrusy dressing, pops of sweets from the bursting grapes, crunchy croutons… Warm and comforting, this salad makes the most out of a handful of ingredients and brings them to the next level.



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Salad assembly

  • ½ Tbsp (7 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 1½ cups (225 g)
    red grapes
  • 1½ cups (246 g)
    cooked chickpeas
  • ¼ tsp
  • ½ Tbsp (7 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 1½ cups (45 g)
  • 6 cups (150 g)
    lamb's lettuce

Charred lemon dressing

  • 2
  • 1½ Tbsp (22 mL)
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
  • ⅛ tsp
  • 1 pinch
    ground black pepper


  1. Cut the lemons in half. Set aside.
  2. Bring a non-stick pan or cast iron to high heat. Then add the lemon, cut-side down.
  3. Cook until deeply caramelized and browned, about 3 minutes. Set aside to cool down slightly.
  4. Clean the pan, then return to the heat. Add the oil, grapes, chickpeas, and salt. Cook until the chickpeas are golden and the grapes are slightly charred.
  5. Meanwhile, juice and strain the lemons into a glass jar.
  6. Add the remaining dressing ingredients to the jar.
  7. Close the jar and shake vigorously until the dressing has emulsified.
  8. Optionally, Add the oil and croutons to a pan on medium-high heat. Toast for 2 - 3 minutes so they are extra crisp and flavourful.
  9. Only when ready to serve, combine the lettuce, grapes, chickpeas and croutons in a large bowl. Drizzle over the dressing, and enjoy!


  • Best to enjoy immediately as the lettuce wilts soon after being tossed with the dressing.
  • The dressing can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days.

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Grains & Starches 13%


Proteins 13%

cooked chickpeas

Fruits & Veggies 74%

red grapes

lamb's lettuce


No significant sources of calcium

vegetable oil

vegetable oil

extra virgin olive oil

Nutrition info

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ines - July 1, 2024, 6:39 p.m.

that dressing is really good. didn’t have grapes but added watermelon (uncooked), slightly sweet to complement the dressing. is made quickly, goes to my favorites :)

PUL Team - July 2, 2024, 12:06 a.m.

Mmm love it 🤤 thanks, Ines!

Jade Sophia - June 20, 2024, 7:15 p.m.

Zesty and fulfilling

Laura - June 18, 2024, 1:39 p.m.

Really delicious salad, perfect refreshing dish for summer!

Hannah C. Rosenblatt - June 8, 2024, 8:04 p.m.

Sweet, sour, leavy, chickpea 🥰

Sandra - May 28, 2024, 7:45 p.m.

Tasted wonderful. Great variety in a salad with roasted grapes

Linda Fe - May 21, 2024, 5:35 a.m.

I love it! The acidity from the lemons, the sweetness from the grapes, the saltiness from the croutons - it just is so good!!

Annika - May 8, 2024, 12:52 p.m.

I can’t state enough how amazing this salad is.
It is my go to when we have guests and everybody falls in love immediately

Nike Unverhau - May 5, 2024, 2:46 p.m.

Simple and tasty recipe!! I forgot to add croutons but added some pine nuts and another time roasted hazelnut, both fit well in my opinion:) the dressing is quite sour/lemony, I added a little bit more maple syrup and another time tried out the tahin-sriracha dressing from the pizza with the potato slices, also fit well :)

PUL Team - May 6, 2024, 11:53 p.m.

Hey Nike, so happy to hear that the salad was enjoyed. Thanks a bunch for sharing the modification ideas as well 😃

Dominika - May 1, 2024, 3:06 p.m.

Simple,very tasteful and colorful✨

Paulina - April 30, 2024, 9:13 p.m.

that is such delicous salad, but you can cut out the croutons to minimize the calories

Sanna - April 9, 2024, 11 a.m.

This is so good! Had it yesterday and it was the perfectly fresh dinner for a warm april night. Want to add caramalized red onions next time 🙆🏼‍♀️

PUL Team - April 10, 2024, 12:19 a.m.

So glad that you're enjoying the salad, Sanna! Thank you 🙌

Earl Grey - April 6, 2024, 10:07 a.m.

The best slad I’ve ever made!

Eva - April 5, 2024, 1:44 p.m.

Very delicious ❤️❤️ I added vegan feta and beetroot as well. It fit very good with the sweetness of this dish!

PUL Team - April 5, 2024, 4:07 p.m.

Mmm sounds delicious, Eva! Thanks for the ideas 🤗

linden - March 30, 2024, 2:42 a.m.

So surprised at how filling and enjoyable this was! The grapes and croutons and chickpeas are all a different flavour and texture experience so it’s not a boring salad at all!

PUL Team - March 31, 2024, 6:03 a.m.

Glad you enjoyed the salad, Linden! Thanks a bunch 🫶✨

carlo.ji - March 28, 2024, 10:14 p.m.

Simple, delicious, healthy - 10/10!

Martunia - March 24, 2024, 8:09 p.m.

Charred lemon juice is so good!
Side note: I love love love the scaling feature on the app. I only had 125g of lamb lettuce, so I scaled down to 1 and 2/3 portions, which made it easy to adjust the amount of other ingredients.

PUL Team - March 24, 2024, 8:14 p.m.

Thanks for taking the time to leave the lovely review, Martunia! It means a lot that the recipe and scaling feature are being enjoyed 🤗

Kimberly Ramm - March 23, 2024, 9:57 p.m.

So easy to make and so yummy to eat!

Burrie Gouws - March 22, 2024, 10:11 a.m.

This is an excellent salad! Thank you so much for the recipe.

Sylwia - March 19, 2024, 12:20 p.m.

Best salad I've eaten in a long time, carmelizing lemons is a great idea!

amit pokhriyal - March 17, 2024, 8:22 p.m.

Can we make the dressing in advance?

PUL Team - March 19, 2024, 10:28 p.m.

Hey Amit, yes the dressing can be made in advance and stored in the fridge for up to 2 days. Just be sure to mix it well before using it. In case you haven't seen yet and it helps in the future, the storage instructions on the app are in the directions tab and the last slide of the "Make" step-by-step instructions 🤗

amit pokhriyal - March 31, 2024, 7:27 p.m.

Thank you❤️❤️❤️

alisa - March 17, 2024, 3:24 a.m.

Very interesting and easy to make salad! Fried lemons and grapes was definitely a new thing for me. I would make this again.

Jim - March 13, 2024, 11:06 p.m.

Hi. Not heard of lambs lettuce before, and unfortunately neither had my grocery. Perhaps it’s not a thing here in Vancouver? Any suggestions for alternative greens that would go well?

PUL Team - March 14, 2024, 12:37 a.m.

Hi there, Jim! Lambs lettuce might be called mâche or cornsalad at your grocery store. A mixture of arugula and baby spinach, or any bundle of mixed green could work as alternatives instead 🤗

Jim - March 14, 2024, 4:37 p.m.


Rike - March 13, 2024, 2:59 p.m.

Incredible flavour! I love it!

Liesbet - March 12, 2024, 8:53 p.m.

I happened to have some old bread, slightly chunky grapes and lettuce laying around, as if they were waiting for this recipe to be posted. It was super tasty!

Agata Paszczenko - March 12, 2024, 7:57 p.m.

I love the salad ❤️ but second time I added pistachios, swapped half of lemon for half orange, I added some garlic for frying cutons- made it even better! My husband is not vegan, he loved burrata with this salad :)

Shawna - March 11, 2024, 4:44 p.m.

Simple and delicious! Never would have thought to cook grapes but it works!

Andrés - March 11, 2024, 1:59 p.m.

Just made it for lunch. I added pomegranate seeds because I had them around and it added a nice touch. The dressing is to die for ❤️‍🩹